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Gudmundur Thorisson

  • Dr
  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • deCODE Genetics Inc
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Research interests

Bioinformatics Linked Data publishing applications of Internet identity in research data sharing.

About

Trained originally as a biologist and obtained a B.Sc. in biology from University of Iceland. Worked professionally as a bioinformaticist for several years, since being hired out of school by Icelandic biotech company deCODE Genetics. Worked for Lincoln Stein at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory until relocating to Leicester, United Kingdom to undertake postgraduate studies. Obtained a PhD from Leicester and worked there as postdoc until relocating back to Iceland in 2012. Worked for the ORCID initiative and University of Iceland until end of 2013. Now work for NextCODE Health, a new spinoff from deCODE.

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Publications

ODIN: The ORCID and DataCite interoperability network

  • Fenner M
  • Haak L
  • Thorisson G
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (2015)
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Quantifying the use of bioresources for promoting their sharing in scientific research

  • Mabile L
  • Dalgleish R
  • Thorisson G
GigaScience (2013)
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The Icelandic Open Access Barometer 2013

  • Watson I
  • Þórisson G
Samtíð: tímarit um samfélag og menningu (2013)
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Persistent, unique identifiers for authors – ORCID and smaller publishers

  • Thorisson G
ScieCom Info (2012)
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The international HapMap project

  • Belmont J
  • Hardenbol P
  • Willis T
Nature (2003)
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Professional experience

Bioinformatics specialist

deCODE Genetics Inc

February 2014 - Present

Project manager

ORCID EU

October 2012 - January 2014 (a year)

Various roles

Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland

May 2012 - December 2013 (2 years)

Research Associate

University of Leicester

June 2010 - October 2012 (2 years)

PhD student

University of Leicester

September 2006 - June 2010 (4 years)

Education history

University of Leicester

PhD, Bioinformatics

September 2006 - June 2010 (4 years)

Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland

BSc, Computational biology and population genetics

September 1996 - May 1999 (3 years)

Akureyri Junior College

Diploma, Natural Sciences

September 1990 - May 1994 (4 years)